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80% of public unsatisfied with election results, anti-PM voters back Bennett — poll

Yamina leader Naftali Bennett at the annual Jerusalem Conference of the 'Besheva' group, on March 15, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Yamina leader Naftali Bennett at the annual Jerusalem Conference of the 'Besheva' group, on March 15, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

A Channel 13 poll shows that 80% of Israelis are unsatisfied with the results of the fourth election, which were largely identical to the results of the previous three elections when neither the pro- or anti-Netanyahu blocs mustered up a majority to form a stable coalition.

The poll shows that 62% of supporters of the anti-Netanyahu bloc think that Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid should cede the premiership to Yamina chairman Naftali Bennett, despite the former leading a party that is more than twice the size of Yamina.

This is likely because Bennett appears to have a more realistic shot at forming the next coalition as parties across the political spectrum have indicated that they’re prepared to back Bennett in order to replace Netanyahu.

Supporters of the pro-Netanyahu bloc were asked for their thoughts on a right-wing government reliant on the backing of the Islamist Ra’am party. Forty-five percent of them supported the idea, while 39% opposed it.

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